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  01 January 2010
Ansel Adams Tribute VOTE!

Please take a moment and VOTE for your favorite piece.

You may read the rules of the mini challenge here:

HCR MINI-Challenge #23: Ansel Adams Tribute (-rules)

Anyway, lets get on with the voting!

(The best model will be selected by an open vote for these categories)

Please vote for :

and the big one of course:

Best Model

To vote, just post a REPLY to this thread with selections for each category.

To view the entries Click the their respective names

Legacy post:

Sorry for the delay, but work got in the way.

Please post your final entry on this thread...

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Last edited by RobertoOrtiz : 01 January 2010 at 09:24 PM.
  01 January 2010
Arches, North Court, Mission San Xavier del Bac

W.I.P Thread

The Original Photo ref.

Beauty Render :

Grey scale, photoshopped :

viewport renders :

1600X1200 image

In this challenge I wanted to get a good representation of the original photo. I've used alot of simple modelling with primitives and low level techniques to get finished within the timeframe. I did have time to work on some of the finer details like the lionheads and the trees. What I would have liked to work more on is the texture work, but as this is a modelling challenge my focus was mainly on getting objects done.

Most of the work has been done in 3ds max, and some parts altered in Zbrush. Textures are mostly just standard materials of max, but a few polypainted in Zbrush and modified in photoshop. Renders done with Mental Ray.

Thanks for setting up the challenge I had a good time with it and I hope everyone else did as well. Good luck to everyone
Anders Pabst Ovesen
  01 January 2010
WIP threat

the original


3 sided wire framed

this is my first challenge in this HMC. i basically focus on modelling the cathedral. i didnt have much time texturing it and lighting it. i only used 3 directional light for the lighting and basic UV unwrapped for the texture and the rest are MIA_Materail_X. render in mental ray and grayscalled in photoshop and used noise for that grainny look.

most of te modelling are done in maya 2008.

kinda didnt make it on the deadline. but ill post anyway. thank for the challenge i learn alot from the challenge.
Good luck on the other competitors
hope i didnt miss anything

Last edited by rico271 : 01 January 2010 at 01:01 AM.
  01 January 2010
W.I.P. page.

Ansel Adams Inspiration photo

Youtube final video




I really enjoyed making this model and attempted a faithful representation.
I wish I had found more references to build the inside of the church but for some reason there just are not very many on the web.

I also learned quite a bit. For instance, before this project I did not know how to mix textures on a single object with vertex paint. Doing so really helped add variety to the ground.

I have about four weeks worth of work into this.
It was all created in 3DS Max 2008 64 bit and rendered in Mental Ray. CS2 Photoshop for textures.
Final comp done with Windows Live Movie Maker.
In the final video I did no post processing other than the addition of text.

I sure hope I am not forgetting anything.

Good luck, to everyone participating and a big thanks to Roberto
  01 January 2010
What! Still no votes?!

Well, this sucks !!

Hard challenge to rate though.
But here it comes:

Best Wip: Anders Pabst Ovesen (aovesen)

Beste Model: John Brock (JohNLA)
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  01 January 2010
Well, I didn't follow this contest, so only going to vote on best model.

Best model aovesen
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  01 January 2010
Best WIP: aovesen
Best Model: aovesen
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  01 January 2010
Best WIP: aovesen
Best Model: aovesen
  01 January 2010
vote on ansel adams

Best Wip: John Brock (JohNLA)

Beste Model: John Brock (JohNLA)

  01 January 2010
Best WIP - Aovesen
Best Model - Aovesen

This was a really unique topic for the HMC, and it's too bad there weren't more participants. You guys all did a great job on your finished pieces, and the vote was really tough. You were all in the same category of quality, and Aovesen just got my vote by a hair. If I could, I would have voted for all of them. Cheers guys and hope to see you in the next challenge as well.

  01 January 2010
Best WIP - Aovesen
Best Model - Aovesen

Yeah, too bad only so few people participated. I would have expected more entries with so many people being into arch-viz etc these days, but I guess more people here do characters. I personally found the topic a bit creatively suffocating, to tell the truth, having centered my creative efforts around characters and storytelling.

Great work everybody!
"Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do."-Bruce Lee

Last edited by TheRazorsEdge : 01 January 2010 at 10:35 AM.
  01 January 2010
Good job guys.

Best Model - JohNLA

I based my entire entry on this print I had hanging on my wall for years. When the topic came up I searched and searched everywhere for it. Apparently my wife didn't recall where she moved it because it is gone. That just killed my drive after that, ah well.
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  01 January 2010
Best model-John Brock
other works are also good all the best for all of them..
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  01 January 2010
Best WIP: JohNLA
Best Model: aovesen

Didn't get to follow this one as closely as I usually try to but I did enjoy it when I could. Glad that the three of you were able to finish your projects, all came out pretty well. Hopefully the next challenge will see more people complete it.
  01 January 2010
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